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bead sealer

Postby themadness » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:57 am

do tires shops fuss about using temporary bead sealer on tires? i want to drive on my new tires and wheels for a few days to see how they ride but 2 of them have a leak around the rim. santa claus has broke down my wallet and i dont get paid again until next week. yea i know its probably cheap to have them remounted and i could wait until next week.

but i just aint that patient...... :D :burn: :evil:



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Re: bead sealer

Postby berettaboi » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:29 am

it'll cost you $7-10 for can of sealant carp, and probably $20 for both if you take them to a shop to get the bead cleaned... they'll hate you for life if you tell them the story above.


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Re: bead sealer

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:21 pm

That stuff is best left for lawn tractors and snow blowers... OR in a pinch if you get a flat and need a quick temporary fix... Other than that they make a mess of the insde of the tire and rim and the shop will hate you for it if you ask them to re-seat it after that mess.



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Re: bead sealer

Postby Money pit Beretta » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:41 pm

I agree with everything said here. Hell those guys get mad when you tell them you put fix a flat in. They would be real pissed if you put that green slime in there.


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Re: bead sealer

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:07 pm

I thought fix a flat was the green slime?

It worked great sealing the bead on my lawn tractor and snow blower tires, hence the two items I recommended its use on, and only I will have to deal with the rims if I need to change tires again so that's my own fault... lol



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Re: bead sealer

Postby themadness » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:14 pm

i put the new wheels and tires on just a little while ago and the weight of the car seems to have slowed or stopped the leak. it might be just my imagination.

aquatreads are some loud ass tires



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Re: bead sealer

Postby Money pit Beretta » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:33 pm

LOL yes Fix a Flat is green but it's an aerosol.
I've never tried the slime.

What happened? Some one forgot to post a pic of some wheels and tires?


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Re: bead sealer

Postby themadness » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:58 pm

its in the "what did you do......." thread too
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Re: bead sealer

Postby Money pit Beretta » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:57 pm

Thanks.
I never really go to that topic, my car is just sitting.


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Re: bead sealer

Postby Barry » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:02 pm

I find alot of times on my drift wheels that you need to over inflate them to seal the beads up. Not great for daily driving but it might help you



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Re: bead sealer

Postby beretta » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:21 am

so glad my dad has a tire machine and i can go use it., i change tires alot lol. if your carefull find the leak using a spray bottle and soapy water, and get a big hammer and hit the side wall of the tire close to the rim without hitting it, sometimes will seal it up.




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